Friday, January 12, 2018

20 years!

On January 12, 1998 I was hired to be a server at a restaurant I had never even heard of before. I stayed in Grand Prairie for 5 years until I was promoted to service manager in Mesquite. While I was not thrilled about this promotion it was where I would meet my husband. 3 years later I opened the Garland location as the bar manager and I’ve been here ever since. It’s been an interesting ride with lots of ups and downs. I’ve leaned a lot and I am appreciative of the opportunities I have been given with this awesome company. I was treated like an absolute Queen today. I had lots of visitors but my favorite were my mom and dad! 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Charlie turns 5!

We had a wonderful time celebrating with Charlie at Chuck E Cheese.  Happy 5th birthday sweet girl.  I can't believe you are already 5.  The kids played lots of games.  The cake and cupcake were awesome. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Talan’s Austin trip

Talan got to take a trip with his 4th grade classmates to Austin. It was a day trip but I was nervous none the less. I had volunteered to be a chaperone but was not picked. Talan and I were both pretty upset but I knew once he got on the bus he would be fine. He ended up having a great time and everything turned out fine! What a great learning experience. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Eve 2017

And just like that another year passes us by.  We had a fun time celebrating at Debbie's house.  We had lots of food, fun games, sparklers and good company! Here's to 2018!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Kendall loses 2 teeth

Kendall's 2 front teeth have been loose for awhile now.  While we were at Hawaiian Falls she decided to let Morgan pull them both out about 10 minutes apart.  She definitely looks a little different now.  She's still as cute as ever!

Monday, August 21, 2017

First day of school 2017

And so another year begins.  First grade and Fourth grade better be ready for these sweet babies.  
I think summer goes by faster each year.  We had a lot of fun, but I don't think any of us were ready for it to be over.  This is Talan's last year at Dodd.  I can't believe he is the oldest in the school.  It was just yesterday I was dropping him off for his first day of school.  He just seems so big to me now. (insert sad face)
Kendall is my little twin.  She has my attitude and fierceness.  She is not afraid of anything.  I love her smile and willingness to try anything.  I know she will have an awesome year.
I love you both so much.  I hope you know I am your biggest supporter and your #1 fan!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lake Murray 2017

We rented a floating cabin on Lake Murray in Oklahoma as our last hoorah before school started.  When we got there to check in, they had upgraded us for free to a bigger cabin.  It was really nice and pretty cool to be right there on the water.  
We took the boat out on the lake on Monday after we got all set up and had dinner.  The water was beautiful.  It was so still, like glass. We played bingo later on that evening.  Talan and Mom won and I won 3x. 
Tuesday, I drove back for work but while I was gone everyone else went for a trail ride.  Troy broke the swamp buggy that we borrowed. whoops.  Later everyone went for a boat ride. They played putt putt and had snow cones.  
On Wednesday I drove back and we decided to go back out on the trails.  We gained a family that was from Colleyville. We had a lot of fun until we completely broke the swamp buggy. WHOOPS! So we decided to go back to the cabin. We made dinner and played Krazy Bee.  Randy ended up winning.
A storm was coming in and we didn't put the boat up.  Randy thought he got it tied up well until we were woken up at 1:30am to wind throwing it up against the cabin.  We went out and moved the boat to the backside of the cabin to keep it out of the wind and waves.  It was so cold and kind of scary.  But once we got it moved, all was fine. 
We packed up and headed home on Thursday.  It was a fun and relaxing few days.